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July 2020 Vol. 8 No.7

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Merit Research Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences (ISSN: 2354-323X) Vol. 8(7) pp. 333-336, July, 2020 

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DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.3961772

Original Research Article

Prevalence of Restless Leg Syndrome in Hyderabad, Sindh, Pakistan


Salma Farrukh Memon1, Shakil Ahmed Shaikh2*


1Chairperson Department of Physiology, LUMHS Jamshoro Sindh Pakistan
2Asstt Professor department of Physiology, Suleman Roshan Medical College, Sindh Pakistan

*Corresponding Author's E-mail: sshakilonly@hotmail.com

Received: 08 July 2020  I  Accepted: 18 July 2020  I  Published: 28 June 2020  I  Article ID: MRJMMS-20-113
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This article is published under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0.




Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is a common neurological disorder which is commonly misdiagnosed due to its presentation of signs and symptoms with other diseases including Diabetes, Cardiovascular diseases, migraine etc. RLS may worsen with increasing age, and it is more common in women as compared to men. The objective of this study was to document the prevalence of Restless legs syndrome (RLS) in district Hyderabad Sind. This cross sectional survey was conducted at the Civil hospital Hyderabad of Hyderabad, Sindh, from January 19 to September 19. Data was collected by simple random technique through face to face interview. Written consent was taken from all individuals. All parameters including demographic traits, clinical history, smoking history taken. Blood pressure reading was assessed by mercury sphygmomanometer. All four criteria of RLS assessed according to group of RLS study group. Finally 2117 participants participated in this study, the mean age of males was 45.92 ± 16.95 years and in females it was 41.63 ± 17.35 years. Both SBP and DBP was higher in males than females, (it is basic characteristics of participants) the prevalence of RLS was higher in females compare to females. In this study, we reported the overall prevalence of RLS is 13.4% and in females, it is higher compare to men.

Keywords: RLS Epidemiology, RLS Severity, IRLS, Ekbom's Syndrome, RLS Diagnostic Criteria










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